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Ongoing support for health and wellbeing boards post-April 2013

From 1 April 2013, responsibility for the ongoing development and support programme for health and wellbeing boards will be transferred from the Department of Health to the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA has been working with the Department to … Read more → – Ongoing support for health and wellbeing boards post-April 2013

Statutory guidance published on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies

The Health and Social Care Act encourages greater integration between health and care services, so that patients and the public can receive seamless care. Health and wellbeing boards are vital to that integration – local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), … Read more → – Statutory guidance published on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies

Local Healthwatch Regulations Explained

The Local Government Association and the Department of Health have jointly published a document to help local Healthwatch audiences understand the legal requirements that have been set out in regulations. DH and LGA appreciate the advice and support provided by … Read more → – Local Healthwatch Regulations Explained

Regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition laid

The government has laid regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition. The regulations are to help ensure that commissioners’ decisions on buying clinical services are transparent and fair, and that they improve the quality and efficiency of health care services … Read more → – Regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition laid

Global Burden of Disease study shows mixed picture for UK health

Life expectancy in the UK has improved over the last 20 years, but levels of ill health have not and the UK is now below average compared with 18 other countries on many important indicators. These data are revealed by … Read more → – Global Burden of Disease study shows mixed picture for UK health